♦ Silver Bromide (AgBr) SDS
Silver Bromide is useful material for very deep IR applications where sensitivity to moisture is a problem. Silver Bromide crystal growth was developed relatively recently by the standards of many IR materials. The parameters of Silver Bromide have not been researched as thoroughly as those of Silver Chloride. This soft crystal deforms under heat and pressure and can be forged in polished dies to create IR windows and lenses.
Silver Bromide is grown in small ingots by sealed ampoule Stockbarger techniques. Silver Bromide is malleable and deep yellow, it darkens in sunlight, but less readiliy than Silver Chloride.
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